Trilateral Folding Side Table by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
By France & Son
This is the model FD 18/57 end or coffee table designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen and produced by France & Daverkosen. The example was imported to the US and sold by John Stuart, and bears both the France and Daverkosen (later France & Son) imprint and a John Stuart round medallion. The triangular, back-beveled tabletop has rounded corners and sits on a gateleg base with distinctive brass ball hinges. The table flattens for ease of storage and transport - one corner lifts off the base, allowing the gate to close and the tabletop to fold down on top of it.
Condition: Excellent vintage condition; professionally cleaned and polished. Small cosmetic flaws, appropriate to age and use, can be observed.
Dimensions: Assembled, the table is 30.25” deep by 31” wide by 22” tall. Folded, the table reduces to 30.25” by 31" by 4”.